I'm trying to switch a site from an old CMS to WordPress. I ain't got root. I can't install extensions. Vanilla PHP 5 install. So I just put
microtime on each end, topped it off with
- Old CMS ran for 0.415 seconds and consumed 512 kilobytes of memory.
- WordPress ran for 0.748 seconds and consumed 9728 kilobytes of memory the first time, and then it ran for 0.429 seconds and consumed 9984 kilobytes of memory by serving from WP-Super-Cache.
So, is installing WordPress a performance loss? But lots of popular blogs that get bazillion visitors a day use WordPress! How? Or are these numbers not representative of the performance? Or maybe WP-Super-Cache is broken and not running as fast as it should? How do I know where is the page being served from?
Edit: Scratch that, WP Super Cache is just not working for some reason. It never serves what it caches.